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Why the CASL-related amendments to the Competition Act will matter

The Competition Bureau filed a notice of application to the Competition Tribunal yesterday, brought against Aviscar, Budgetcar, and their parent company, Avis Budget Group Inc. The notice alleges that the companies engaged in deceptive marketing practices by failing to disclose … Continue reading

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Recommended reading: MECLABS search for the perfect reconfirmation campaign

The final months leading up to Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) coming into force gave rise to millions of emails asking recipients to provide express consent. Most went something like this: there is a new law coming into force, and if … Continue reading

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Forget email, I will just call…

I have heard this many times over the past year or so from people who are frustrated with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation¬†(CASL). Aside from the fact that this is an extreme reaction, some people seem to forget that there are rules … Continue reading

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Who needs to be identified in a CEM under CASL?

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has provided a bit of further guidance on one of the more common questions under Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) since it was passed in 2010: who needs to be identified in a commercial … Continue reading

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Industry Canada finalizes regulations under CASL

Industry Canada has just published its final regulations under Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), and announced that CASL will be in force on July 1, 2014, leaving about 7 months to prepare. Fortunately, the regulations will make things a bit easier … Continue reading

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CASL: cookie monster no more?

One of my biggest concerns with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) has been the potential to completely re-write the rules on cookies (I have written about it before, here). This has also been one of the primary issues under CASL for … Continue reading

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